Apr 11, 2024 - Things to Do

D.C. weekend: Sakura Matsuri, AdMo Art Walk and more

Illustration of a cherry blossom peeking out of a pink mug filled with coffee.

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This weekend in D.C., check out a Japanese cultural fest to conclude the National Cherry Blossom Festival and visit the Adams Morgan art walk.

1. 🍶Sip Hakutsuru Sake

Sakura Matsuri, the largest Japanese cultural festival in the U.S., is expected to draw more than 35,000 attendees this Saturday and Sunday.

Stop by: Programming for Sakura Matsuri (which means Cherry Blossom Festival in Japanese) will be 10:30am–6pm Saturday and 10:30am–4pm Sunday at Pennsylvania & Constitution avenues, Third through Seventh Streets NW. Free.

Here are two more festivals to know about:

🍻 D.C. Beer Festival

  • Sample beers from more than 80 breweries while enjoying live music and food truck treats, noon to 3pm and 5–8pm Saturday at Nationals Park. Tickets start at $50.

🤣 D.C. Comedy Festival

  • Watch stand-up comedians perform at venues around the city now through Saturday, with the final show 6–8pm Saturday at Dupont Underground. Tickets start at $30.

2. 🎨 AdMo Art Walk

3. 🥳 Jacqueline Woodson's Block Party

  • Watch a live graffiti demo, learn how to double Dutch and listen to a marching band 1-5:30pm Saturday at The Reach. Free.

4. 🌱 Blossoming at the Library

  • Swap plants and seeds and enjoy gardening activities 2–5pm Saturday at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. Free.
  • If you go: There will be craft activities for children and Maracas ice pops.
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